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Things Your Textbook Didn’t Teach You: Black Representation and Portrayal in Education

Things Your Textbook Didn't Teach You: Black Representation and Portrayal in Education

Ava De Leon, Staffer

April 28, 2020

In Texas social studies classes, students are taught about slavery and the civil rights movement from a district-approved textbook. However, according to a recent study by Teachers Tolerance in 2019, these books don’t always get the facts right. The study proved that most educators focus on teaching...

On the Road to Stardom: Students Express Themselves Through Their Musical Talents

Ava De Leon, Staffer

February 18, 2020

Austin is known as the Live Music Capital of the world. Every year, thousands of people flock to the city to experience the shows for themselves, most notably at Austin City Limits. It’s no wonder that Austin is filled with a variety of musical artists, from rock and roll to pop, and LASA, like Austin,...

Yearbook Goes to Washington

Ava De Leon, Staffer

February 18, 2020

This past November, Washington D.C. was filled with students from all over the country for the Journalism Education Association (JEA) and the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) National Convention. LASA’s yearbook class was able to attend this national event. The JEA hosts the event with...

Mischief? We’ve Got It Managed

Ava De Leon, Staffer

January 15, 2020

This year’s fall play had a mix of drama, comedy and magic. The latest performance by the Alley Cat Players, LBJ’s theater group, gave audiences a taste of the Harry Potter World with their adaptation of the Off-Broadway musical “Puffs”. The world of Harry Potter has remained popular and commercially...

Vaping Under 21 Goes Up In Smoke

Ava De Leon, Staffer

January 15, 2020

In the past several years, vaping and smoking have become more common among young adults according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The popularity of these pastimes led to the introduction of Senate Bill 21 (SB 21), which increases the legal age to possess cigarettes or e-cigarettes. On...

Rise of the Reboots

Ava De Leon, Staffer

November 4, 2019

The Disney corporation has produced some of the most profitable movies ever. Having recently acquired the rights to Star Wars and Marvel, Disney now holds the rights to the highest grossing movie of all time, “Avengers: Endgame”. However, in recent years, Disney’s movies have been met with mixed...

The Wintertime Magic of Holiday Blockbusters

Ava De Leon, Staffer

November 4, 2019

Throughout many generations, Christmas-themed movies have been consumed by the masses over the holiday season and represent the spirit of the holidays with heartfelt storylines. However, some questions remain. What has made these movies so popular? And what does the future of holiday movies look like...

The Beginning of the End – Senior Traditions Around LASA

The Beginning of the End - Senior Traditions Around LASA

Ava DeLeon, Staff Writer

October 11, 2019

For some seniors at LASA, their last year in high school is the last leg in a long race of numerous challenges. As a way to commemorate their education career, LASA seniors have lots of traditions that occur every year to celebrate their final high school year. Seniors decorate their cars and attend...

Bonjour Madame Cledelin

Ava De Leon, Staff Writer

October 9, 2019

Over the summer, LASA lost one of its French teachers, leaving the LASA administration hunting for a replacement before the start of the 2019 school year. Students who were scheduled to take AP French 4 were assigned a substitute teacher for the first two weeks of the year. A new teacher wasn’t officially...

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